Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1988 and specializes in bariatric surgery and bariatric medicine.

1300 N 12th St Ste 612

Phoenix, AZ 85006

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more than 96% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 38% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackstone "Providing excellent medical and surgical therapy to the obese patient"

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

3  Conditions Treated

14  Procedures

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  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Scottsdale Bariatric Center named as one of 71 Five Star Programs in the United States by HealthGrades, 2006
  • Elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, June, 2007
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Surgical Review Corporation, 2008
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2005
Media & Publications
  • Predicting Stricture in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Logistic Regression Analysis, 2007
  • Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure, In: Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2008
  • Continuous Perioperative Insulin Infusion Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, 2006
  • Validation of the obesity surgery mortality risk score in a multicenter study proves it stratifies mortality risk in patients undergoing gastric bypass for morbid obesity, 2007
  • ASBS Media Day in New York City, 2006
  • Bariatric Surgery Continuing Medical Education for Discovery Health Channel, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Gives about 3-4 long live seminars a year (ego boost); booked 9-10 months out. To get initial consult u must attend seminar. U must turn in a 15+ pg questionnaire. After seminar, it can take 5 mos. to have initial consult. At short consult it will be evident no one has read ur completed forms....Read More
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Dr Blackstone performed a gastric bypass on me in 07 and I highly recommend her. Her and her staff were great. She really wants to help people who are morbidly obese to get healthy and live happy long lives. I was 21, weighed 412 pounds and lost 250 pounds over 3 years. I first met her at a seminar...Read More
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I was to see Dr Blackstone, but all I had was the seminar with her. Everything else was done through email, and seemed to be just a run-around just to get an appointment to see her. I started to get bad vibes with her and her staff and so switched to a different surgeon, where I feel I am better...Read More
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Jan 21, 2002, I was Dr. Blackstone's 20 bariatric patient. We had several problems but with Dr. Blackstone & her professional staff, all hurtles were concurred. Attending the support group and following doctor's instructions, I made goal. In-fact, I was told to STOP LOSING WEIGHT! Maintaining...Read More
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My daughter had suffered for many years when we thought we had found the answer to our prayers with Dr. Blackstone. She was very compassionate and optimistic. The surgery itself went fine but soon after the complications started and Dr. B became a totally different person. She became rude and...Read More
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